Vacation Planning Specialist – Nicole!

Independent Travel Agent with The Vacation Wizards!

2017 Walt Disney World Trip Announcement!

Its always an exciting time counting down the days until your next Disney vacation! Although this trip will be more work than play, it is still going to be one I will never forget because I am getting to experience a whole lot of firsts!

So when I am going? We leave Tuesday, September 19th to drive down to Orlando! We’ll be staying at Coronado Springs from Wednesday, September 20th through Monday, September 25th! Monday will be our long day of driving back home.

Like I said, this trip is going to be full of firsts! I am also going to be taking part in seminars Friday and Saturday with my Travel Agency! This is a work trip so I will be learning so many new tips and tricks to help out all of you future Disney Vacationers!

I will be attending my first dessert firework party! The agency that I work for has reserved a firework dessert party at EPCOT for all of the agents as well as our family members that will be accompanying us on our trip.

I will be going on the KEYS TO THE KINGDOM TOUR! For those of you that don’t know what that is, it is a VIP/Backstage Tour of the Magic Kingdom! I don’t know how “backstage” we are going to get but I am super excited to do this tour! It’s something that’s been on my Disney bucket list that I am going to get to check off!

I will be attending my first Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! Ever since I went to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party I made it a goal to attend the Halloween party! And now I get to make that goal! The Christmas party was so much fun, even though it rained towards the end and made some things difficult to experience. So, I am hoping that doesn’t happen for the Halloween party! But wouldn’t ya know, that’s the only day during my trip that its calling for rain! (Crossing my fingers!)

I will be staying at my first Moderate Resort! My family has always decided to stay at a Value resort during our trips because we are not in our room a whole lot, besides to sleep and rest. So the room or resort doesn’t really matter to us besides the fact that it’s on Disney property. Also, since we will be staying at Coronado Springs I’ll be able to see the construction progress on the new tower as well as a good chance at staying in one of the newly renovated rooms!

PANDORA! I’m going to get to see PANDORA for the first time! I’ve seen so many videos on YouTube and blogs about it! I am so excited to see it for myself! I have heard that what you see in the pictures and videos is nothing compared to seeing it with your own eyes! I will also get to ride the Frozen ride and see the new Soarin video for the first time! We will also be at Animal Kingdom late on our last night so I will get to see Animal Kingdom at night as well as the Tree lighting. I don’t think we will have enough time to see Rivers of Light because our time will be focused on Pandora and other attractions.

Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After! I am very excited to see these new shows at Magic Kingdom! Once Upon a Time has some very big shoes to fill because I absolutely loved Celebrate the Magic and it still holds number one for me for nighttime show. So we’ll see if that changes when I see the new shows. I liked wishes but not as much as I like the party night wishes. So I’m glad that the Halloween party fireworks haven’t changed yet so I can see those!

Disney Springs! I will also get to see the newly renovated Disney Springs! We set some time aside to eat at the Boathouse for my dad’s birthday. The last time I was there almost have of the construction was complete but I decided to wait until my next trip to visit and see what all it has become.

So who’s all going with me? Well it was going to be a girls trip for my mom and I, but my dad decided that he wanted to go as well. So while I’m in my conference meetings my parents will be exploring the parks together for the first time since me and my brother came along! Which they are very excited about! This will also be the first vacation that I have taken with just my parents in a very LONG time.

Will I be vlogging? Yes, I am going to do my best! I did the best I could do when we went back in December 2015. I don’t have the top of the line cameras that auto-focus and have a good dark view. I am going to do my best, but I am apologizing in advance for blurry videos because I won’t always know if they are focused! I am most likely going to be using my iPhone for a lot of my in-park vlogging, and that doesn’t always have the best pictures but it’s better than nothing! I will be taking lots of pictures! Not like a photo shoot of me but just stuff around the parks and resorts in general!

So as you can see I am very excited for this trip! This is going to be the most firsts that I am going to experience as a guest in a long time! My dad will be experiencing more firsts that I am during this trip so it will be even more exciting to see his reactions and get to experience all of these firsts with my parents! It’s gonna feel like I’m a little kid again!

So be on the look out for future blog posts about my upcoming trip. Which at the time I am posting this I have a 1 day and a half until I leave!! Please feel free to follow me on my social media accounts as I post things while I’m on my vacation!

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February 2017 Walt Disney World Vacation!

Here’s a little tip out there for the ones that live in the following three states; Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama! If you live in one of these three states chances are you have some off days for Mardi Gras! Some of you may use these days to in fact celebrate Mardi Gras but some of you may just use them as a day off. If you have kids chances are they have those days off from school if not that whole week! Has the thought of taking a vacation during these holidays ever crossed your mind? Well let me let you in on a little secret!

THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY HAS SOME OF THE LOWEST CROWD LEVELS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD!

AND to make things even better, during the month of February you’ll find some of the lowest room rates and ticket prices as well!

The dates for Mardi Gras 2017 are Monday February 27th and Tuesday February 28th!

Why is February one of the best times to visit Walt Disney World? Well, for one all of the schools in the States are back in session so not that many families are going on vacation during this time of the year. They will have either gone during Thanksgiving or Christmas or are planning to go during Spring Break or the Summer. The second thing that makes February a great time to visit Disney World is the ticket prices and room rates. February is considered Value season, meaning because there are less families visiting the parks the ticket prices and room rates go down!

The only con for visiting Disney during February is that Disney uses this down time to update their more popular rides and water parks. Which means you may not be able to ride some of the rides that you had wanted to. For the most up to date information on attraction refurbishments, click here!

If you think that you might be interested in planning a trip during the Mardi Gras holidays or the month of February then NOW is the TIME! August is the 180th day mark! Meaning that during the month of August advanced dining reservations opens up to those that have vacations booked during the month of February! If you would like to receive a FREE quote please feel free to contact me! My email is nicole@thevacationwizards.com! 

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